1 year full-time
2 years part-time
$14,500.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual CSP fee
The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) is designed for students who want to hone their knowledge and skills through research.
You'll gain research training at a standard that will prepare you for postgraduate studies in justice administration, criminal justice or criminology. You'll also learn about advanced theoretical concepts and policy debates in contemporary criminology - setting you up to access a career at more than an entry-level position in the criminal justice system.
Your research will help to identify the social issues that lead to crime. You'll also learn to understand what makes criminals tick as well as how to minimise the negative impacts of crime on society.
At Griffith, criminology has always had a strong industry connection and a high level of cooperation from police agencies and other crime related bodies. This Honours degree continues the tradition with a multitude of opportunities to meet with and hear from industry experts.
This degree sets you to enter the criminal justice system in a broader and usually higher range of rewarding roles such as an analyst or program design consultant - careers where the ability to do independent research is key. It also offers you a great pathway into a PhD, a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) puts you one step ahead.
Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.
This may be possible through a study abroad opportunity or through Criminology Student Society organised experiences with police and corrections.
The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) is offered full-time and part-time on-campus unless otherwise approved by the Head of School.
For the coursework component of the degree, full-time students will generally attend 2 hours of scheduled classes per course. For the dissertation component of the program, students will meet with and receive regular feedback from their supervisors.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
There are no mandatory work and/or industry experience that students need to complete in this program in order to be eligible to graduate.
As an Honours student, you'll also be uniquely placed to further your research into crime-related areas. This is your pathway into a PhD.
*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.
The Honours year (or equivalent) is an essential prerequisite for enrolment in a Higher Degree Research such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.